This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the the Russian version of the Santa Claus and his granddaughter Snow Maiden. The coin features the special egg-shaped curve of a real Russian Matryoshka Doll, has a beautiful coloration and comes in a two-sized Matryoshka case,
The matryoshka doll is a symbol of Russia and its culture. It is truly a doll—a child's plaything—but it began its history just over 100 years ago as a highly collectible art form. The painted image on the dolls is most often a woman wearing traditional Russian costume. The woman is a mother; the names Matryona and Matryoshka were common Russian country names for generations. Both come from the Latin root mater for mother. So matryoshka has come to mean "little mother" based on the idea that the outer or largest doll holds her babies inside like an expectant mother and that each daughter in turn becomes a mother. They are symbols of fertility and motherhood and have a modified egg shape.
The reverse of the coin presents the egg shaped version of Santa and his granddaughter in a wonderful frosty look. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “2019” – the year of issue. On the bottom, the inscription: “Дед Мороз и Снегурочка” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “SOLOMON ISLANDS” – the issuing country, “$5” - the face value and “1 Oz Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of Silver.